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devious

Pronunciation: /ˈdiːviəs/

Translation of devious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (underhand) [person] taimado, artero, zorro [colloquial/familiar] by devious means con artimañas, con tejemanejes
    Example sentences
    • It can only be the devious and underhand tactic of incorporating it in 90% of the world's web browsers.
    • The Nazis saw the Jews and Poles as feminine races, achieving their goals through devious plots rather than masculine openness.
    • That is the sort of devious, dodgy tactic this Government gets up to.
    1.2 (roundabout) [route/path] tortuoso, sinuoso
    Example sentences
    • What is difficult about maneuver is to make the devious route the most direct and to turn misfortune to advantage.
    • The Scire made her way by a devious route to Port Lago on the Italian-occupied island of Leros in the Aegean to rendezvous with the frogmen crews.

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El Cid (from Arabic "sid" or "master") was the name given to Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar (born Vivar, near Burgos, c1043). He is Spain's warrior hero, being brave and warlike but also loyal and fair. He grew up in the court of Fernando I of Castile and later fought against the Moors, earning the title, Campeador. He married Jimena, granddaughter of Alfonso VI, "the Wise." In 1089, after a disagreement with the king, he and his loyal retainers went into exile, recapturing Valencia from the Moors. He died in 1099 and his deeds are the subject of many oral accounts, the most complete being El Cantar del Mío Cid. His sword, La Tizona, is in a museum in Burgos.